Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Times Union showcases ‘The World of Musicals’

“The World of Musicals” is making its Jacksonville premier, coming to the Times-Union Center’s Terry Theater on March 30, 2019 for one performance only.  “The World of the Musicals” is a show for the entire family, so get ready to be enthralled and sing along to all your favorite and beloved Musicals in one unforgettable evening.

The World of Musicals brings the very best of musical theatre to life.  This captivating production is an emotional journey through the great world of musicals that will leave the audience spell-bound.  With beautiful and emotional ballads from Evita, Les Miserables and Phantom of the Opera along with great up-beat favorites from Dirty Dancing, We Will Rock You and Mamma Mia, there is something in this show for everyone.  Highlights from the newest musicals such as Rocky and Sister Act II will also be featured along with the classics from Golden Age of American Musical Theatre by Rogers and Hammerstein, Gilbert and Sullivan, George Gershwin and Stephen Sondheim.  WOW!!!

Direct from their Australian and European tours, this select cast of highly talented and accomplished West End performers have been featured in worldwide smash hits on London’s West End such as: Jesus Christ Superstar, Hairspray, West Side Story, Titanic, Les Miserables, Wizard of Oz, Mary Poppins, Evita, Rent, and Avenue Q among many others.  The World of Musicals was created by a powerhouse team in Dublin who are responsible for Celtic Nights, Gaelforce Dance and On Eagles Wings.

The World of Musicals

DATE: Sat. Mar. 30, 2019
TIME: 8 p.m.

LOCATION:Times Union Center Performing Arts
      Terry Theater
      300 West Water St.
      Jacksonville, FL 32202

TICKETS: start at $50, plus applicable fees, and may be purchased the FSCJ Artist Series box office, by calling (904) 632-5000 between 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday – Friday, or online 24/7 at fscjartistseries.org.

Open days garden tour with the Cummer Museum and friends

The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens and the Garden Conservancy announces its Open Days Garden Tour, to be held March 30, 2019.  This event is facilitated through the Garden Conservancy’s Open Days program, which welcomes more than 75,000 visitors into gardens around the United States.  All revenue from ticket sales will be shared between the Cummer Museum and the Garden Conservancy.

The tour will highlight four riverfront gardens in San Marco, as well as the historic Cummer Gardens.  Tickets for the full tour ($30), as well as single garden entry tickets ($10), are available for purchase at the Cummer Museum (829 Riverside Ave.), the Wardroom LTD (1969 San Marco Blvd.) and at
cummermuseum.org/open-days.  Tickets may be purchased in advance or the day of the event.  Each of the private gardens available on the tour are in the San Marco neighborhood, along the Saint Johns River.

“Ninah Cummer believed in gardens as spaces where all are welcome to be inspired, to connect with nature and, most importantly, to connect with each other,” states Mary Watson, volunteer and Open Days coordinator for the Cummer Museum. “We look forward to showcasing our historic gardens alongside those of our gracious hosts for this year’s Open Days Garden Tour.”

The Garden Conservancy is a national organization with a mission to save and share outstanding American gardens.  The Garden Conservancy champions the vital role that gardens play in our history, our culture, and our quality of life.  Since 1995, 3000 gardens have participated in the Open Days program.  This is the 6th year the Cummer Museum has participated.

Gardens will be open between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. on March 30.  Guests may visit each garden at their own pace on this self-directed tour.  Day passes and maps will be available on March 30, at the Cummer Museum and the Ward Room.

Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens
829 Riverside Avenue
  Jacksonville, Florida 32204
  (904) 356-6857
Hours of Operation & Admission

2019 FBC JAX Passion Play is coming in April

The 2019 First Baptist Church Passion Play features a choir, cast and orchestra of over 400.  The title of this year’s presentation is “The Well” which tells the story of 4 women's adventure in Jerusalem and the transforming power of encountering Jesus face to face.  You may have seen passion plays before, but there is always something different at FBC: new costumes, stage sets, musical numbers, drama, and other surprises that are breathtaking.  Make a note on your calendar to attend one of the 5 times scheduled this year.

Now entering its 12th year, the FBC Passion Play has become an annual tradition at First Baptist Church, JAX.  The stage production features a choir, cast, and orchestra of more than 400 parishioners.  The Jacksonville Passion Plays amplify the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ of Nazareth. 
Make plans to come early and enjoy the whole Passion Play experience including: the marketplace, petting zoo, and art show!  All activities are open 1 hour prior to the performance.

Frequently Asked Questions: (see more answers at the end of this article)

Can I purchase a meal before the show?
The dining room is open on Saturday from 11:00-5:30 p.m.  Meals can be purchased ahead of time for $8 HERE or at the door for only $10.

Is childcare available?  Limited childcare is available for infants-3 years of age on Friday and Sunday nights only.  Register online HERE.

Will concessions or merchandise be available & will I be able to purchase the music?  YES!  This year you will have the option of purchasing snacks, merchandise and the Passion Play CD.

2019 FBC JAX Passion Play

Fri. Apr. 19      7 p.m.
Sat. Apr. 20      1 p.m.
Sat. Apr. 20      6 p.m.
Sun. Apr. 21      6 p.m.
Mon. Apr. 22      7 p.m.

First Baptist Church

119 West Beaver St.

      Jacksonville, FL 32202
      (904) 356-6077

Doors open 1 hour prior to each event.  NB: Some content may be difficult for younger viewers.  Donations/Offerings are always welcomed.   Now after many years I came to bring alms to my nation, and offerings.” - Acts 24:17 (KJV)

Is this event free? Do I need a ticket?  The Passion Play is free, no tickets required! Parking is also free, but there are concessions and merchandise available for purchase.

Where can I park? First Baptist Jacksonville has 4 parking garages all conveniently located on Beaver and Laura street. For a list of garages, visit
.  Guest service and security team members will be located in and around garages to help park and navigate the campus. Still have questions?  Learn more on their Jax Passion Play website, and follow their FBC Facebook page.